Saturday, September 1, 2007

Armenian Rap: Cell Phone & Cologne

This YouTube video comes straight from my hometown of Glendale, California, the city that spawned  metalheads System of A Down and boasts the largest Armenian population in the world outside of Armenia.



3 comments:

Bruce A. Bateman said...

It comes of eating too much lamb. Or too much something with a lamb.

I wonder if this guy has ever seen Steve Martin do that "Two Wild and Crazy Guys" skit from back in the 70's?

Phoenix also has an Armenian enclave.

Made me laugh, thanks.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I don't think Armenia exists. Isn't it part of Turkey now?

SteeleOnSaipan said...

Good question and I wasn't sure so here's a paste from Wikipedia. I remember that it was a part of the Soviet Union back in my high school days.....

Armenia (Armenian: Հայաստան Hayastan), officially the Republic of Armenia, is a landlocked mountainous country in Eurasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, located in the Southern Caucasus. It shares borders with Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and the Nakhchivan exclave of Azerbaijan to the south. A transcontinental country located at the juncture of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, Armenia has extensive sociopolitical and cultural connections to Europe.[2]

A former republic of the Soviet Union, Armenia is a unitary, multiparty, democratic nation-state with an ancient and historic cultural heritage. Historically, Armenia was the first nation to adopt Christianity as its state religion[3], Armenia is constitutionally a secular state today, although the Christian faith plays a major role in the history and identification of the Armenian people. Armenia is currently a member of more than 40 different international organizations, including the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the Asian Development Bank, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the World Trade Organization and the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation. It is a Partnership for Peace (PfP) member of NATO and also a member of the CSTO military alliance. It is also an observer member of the Eurasian Economic Community, La Francophonie, and the Non-Aligned Movement. Armenia is also active in the international sports community with full membership in the Union of European Football Associations and International Ice Hockey Federation. The country is an emerging democracy and because of its strategic location, it lies among both the Russian and Western spheres of influence.